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Photos of the Day: Blood Clot Buster

April 22, 2014 10:48 am | by Rice University | Comments

Rice University engineering students have created a device to break up blood clots in the bladders of patients. Rice senior Lung-Ying Yu demonstrates how the device attached to a fishing rod and reel assembly breaks up clumps of gelatin...

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First U.S. Implant of ICD System that Allows Full-Body MRI Scans

April 22, 2014 10:22 am | by Medtronic | Comments

Medtronic has announced the first U.S. implant of the Evera MRI SureScan implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) System, following U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) application...

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Cloaked DNA Nanodevices Survive Pilot Mission

April 22, 2014 10:04 am | by Wyss Institute | Comments

It's a familiar trope in science fiction: In enemy territory, activate your cloaking device. And real-world viruses use similar tactics to make themselves invisible to the immune system. Now scientists at Harvard's Wyss Institute for...   

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Intuitive Surgical’s da Vinci Sp System Earns FDA Clearance

April 22, 2014 9:55 am | by Globe Newswire | Comments

Intuitive Surgical, Inc., the global leader in robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery, has announced it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for the da Vinci Sp Surgical System, which is designed to expand the Company's single-incision...

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Study: Optimal Commercial Operations and Analytics Increasingly Important for Medtech Companies

April 22, 2014 9:26 am | by ZS Associates | Comments

As medical technology purchasing decisions shift from individuals or hospital departments to ever-larger Integrated Delivery Networks (IDNs), key account management in today’s medical technology companies is a top priority – and commercial...

Federal Appeals Court Agrees to Medtronic Request to Postpone Injunction

April 22, 2014 9:18 am | by Medtronic | Comments

The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals today granted a request from Medtronic, Inc. to postpone the implementation of an injunction that would have prevented the company from selling its CoreValve System in the United States. This means the...

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Luoxis Awarded Health Canada Approval for RedoxSYS™ Diagnostic System

April 22, 2014 8:26 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc., has announced that its subsidiary Luoxis, an in vitro diagnostics company, has obtained Health Canada Class II Medical Device approval for its RedoxSYS™ Diagnostic System, the company's blood-based platform for...

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Smiths Medical Launches Pneupac paraPAC plus in U.S. and Canada

April 22, 2014 8:23 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Smiths Medical, a leading global medical device manufacturer, today announced the launch of its Pneupac paraPAC plus ventilator in the U.S. and Canada. The ventilator, cleared by the FDA and Health Canada, has been used clinically since...

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Aperion Biologics, Inc. Granted CE Mark for Z-Lig ACL Replacement Device

April 22, 2014 3:30 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Aperion Biologics, Inc. was granted the CE Mark approval for its lead product, the Z-Lig ACLR device, to be used by surgeons in the European Union and other territories that accept the CE Mark. The Z-Lig is the first engineered biologic...

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Fluke Biomedical Launches Portable, Specialized Infusion Device Analyzer

April 22, 2014 3:29 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Fluke Biomedical announced yet another addition to its Infusion Device Analyzer portfolio, the IDA-1S Infusion Device Analyzer. The IDA-1S is a portable, battery-operated tool that allows for speedy verification of infusion device performance...

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NeuroPro Bases New EEG Monitoring on imec Technology

April 21, 2014 12:20 pm | by imec | Comments

NeuroPro, a developer of innovative solutions for capture, analysis and visualization of brain signal data for medical and non-medical applications, today announced a novel electroencephalogram (EEG) headset, NeuroTrail, at the conference...

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Youngest Patient with Sycardia Portable Heart Released from Hospital

April 21, 2014 11:34 am | by UF Health | Comments

A 16-year-old Florida girl is the youngest person in the world to leave and spend the night outside of a hospital with a temporary artificial heart and portable driver. Nalexia “Lexi” Henderson, who was the first patient in Florida to receive...

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Photos of the Day: Syncardia Heart Teen Released

April 21, 2014 11:32 am | by UF Health | Comments

Nalexia “Lexi” Henderson, who was the first patient in Florida to receive the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart and the accompanying Freedom Portable Driver, left UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital just in time to celebrate Easter...

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MRI, On a Molecular Scale

April 21, 2014 11:21 am | by Harvard University | Comments

For decades, scientists have used techniques like X-ray crystallography and nuclear magnetic resonance imaging (NMR) to gain invaluable insight into the atomic structure of molecules, but such efforts have long been hampered by the fact...

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ResMed Adds To AirFit Line Of Masks With Compact Full Face And Nasal Options

April 21, 2014 10:55 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

ResMed expands its ultra-light, comfortable, and award-winning AirFit™ line of masks today with new nasal and full face options. The AirFit F10 compact full face mask and AirFit N10 compact nasal mask continue the company's 25-year history...

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